In case you missed it, here is what happened this week…
I wrote a post about how the Red Wings have made the world a better place and some douche said that was like “Hitler being right”. Yeah, I’m not kidding.
I participated in a conference call with Brian Jennings of the NHL discussing the ‘History Will Be Made’ ad campaign. That was pretty friggin’ cool!
If you enjoy going to Red Wings games at Joe Louis Arena then good news…even though the lease is up the Ilitch family is confident the Wings will drop the puck at the Joe next season. Speculation is that Mike wants a new arena or that he may temporarily move the team to The Palace (home of the Pistons), but both of those options are unlikely.
As with any team that doesn’t win the Stanley Cup, there are going to be personnel changes over the summer. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN gives a good overview of some of the players we will likely see return to the lineup. Ansar Khan of MLive takes it a step further and we get an insight into what Ken Holland is thinking in terms of free agency and the defensive line.
Former Red Wing Chris Chelios calls it quits at 48 years young.
Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson are the only Red Wings that will be participating in the World Championships, but as of the time of me writing this Pavs is enjoying the friendly confines of a Holiday Inn. Insert your own funny “No, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night” comment here.
The Penguins failed to eliminate the Canadiens twice and paid dearly for it. You can read the reactions from Penguins bloggers here and here. I thought a Penguins vs Red Wings final 3 years in a row would have been cool, but since the Red Wings loss I wanted the Pens out ASAP.
Larenzo over at The Canuck Way gives a good review of the Canucks playoff run and blames the second round exit for the second straight year to a disease known as “hawkitis”. Mythical? Maybe, but we’ll know for sure next week when the Western Conference resumes play.
I’m not a Sharks fan at all, but there is a post over at Blades of Teal that was written by a long time season ticket holder. It is really a good read and I believe it to be a very sincere tribute to the Sharks.
The Flyers made history Friday night for being only the third team in NHL history to come back from a 3 game deficit to win the series in 7 games. It’s been 35 years since the Islanders accomplished the nearly impossible feat and the Flyers joined the elite list by ousting the Bruins. Not only did the Flyers come back 3 games to 0, they rebounded from being down in the game 3 gosls to 0. You can read the reactions of Bruins fan and Flyers fans. At the time of this writing neither site had reactions from the game, but it is pretty early and both bloggers probably are heavily intoxicated…one out of jubilation and one out of misery.
Topics: Ansar Khan, Boston Bruins, Chris Chelios, ESPN, Joe Louis Arena, Jonathan Ericsson, Ken Holland, Mike Ilitch, MLive, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Pavel Datsyuk, Philadelphia Flyers, Pierre LeBrun, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks